Civitan club elects officers

Published 12:32 am Friday, August 12, 2011

A former bank manager and a local businessman have been elected to the two top positions in the newly established Civitan on the Pamlico club.

Kay Summerfield, who was in the banking business in New Jersey for 27 years before relocating to Washington, was elected president of the club at a recent organizational meeting, and Jim Hardison, owner and operator of Wooded Acres in Washington, was elected president-elect.

Other officers are Joy Stallings, secretary, and Jenny Armistead, treasurer. Stallings is the children’s director at First Baptist Church in Washington. Armistead is employed locally as a human-resource specialist.

Steve Moler, Kent Buckman, Phyllis Hendrickson and Ed Summerfield will serve as directors. Moler, a member of the Washington Planning Board, is employed as a parks-and-recreation consultant by North Carolina State University. Buckman is a retired businessman who owned and operated various local enterprises, including J.F. Buckman & Sons department store and Washington Packing Co. Summerfield is a member of the Washington Sailing Club and the local Red Cross emergency-response team. Hendrickson, a former special-education teacher, serves as local coordinator for Beaufort/Hyde Special Olympics.

George Armistead was appointed club chaplain. Bobby Windley was named sergeant-at-arms.

The officers and directors will be installed at the club’s charter ceremonies set for 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at Flair by Sharon in Washington.

The club has 27 charter members, three short of the 30 needed to qualify for a $500 incentive bonus from Civitan International, according to Ben St. John, president of the New Bern Civitan Club, which is sponsoring Civitan on the Pamlico. He urged those interested in learning more about the club to contact any of the newly elected officers.

Civitan is an international service organization committed to building good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on helping the developmentally disabled.